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Leg 19 – Sainte Marine to Camaret – 28 August 2013

Sunrise over Sainte Marine

The Brest peninsula is the gateway twixt Brittany’s west and north coasts around which the Atlantic rushes in its desperate attempt to reach the North Sea before time is called for it to turn around and dash back some six hours later …

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When do we return to Guernsey?

Calm seas as the sun rises

Whilst moored in Port Garnier marina, Les Sables d’Olonne, local trawlers of all sizes pass us by heading for their cooperative some 300m beyond the marina. Since they bring fresh catch every moment of the day, we really don’t mind the noise or being tossed around by their wakes since the cooperative’s …

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Leg 4 – Camaret to Audierne – 20th June 2013

La Vieille lighthouse at the south end of the Raz de Seine

Well, the wind screamed through yacht rigging and it poured with rain during the night but by 6am it had exhausted itself and become a reducing F4 with misty drizzle. By the time we cast off at 1113 it was a mere NW’ly 2. Perfect Play d’eau weather …

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Leg 3 – L’Aber Wrac’h to Camaret – 19 June 2013

A perfect lunch - Pate de Campagne Echalotte and baguette

Having rigged for ‘silent running’ (it was still night when we left) Play d’eau motored out of L’aber wrac’h marina and down the river bound for Camaret at 0430 to catch the best of slack tide whilst transiting the notorious Chenal du Four …

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Goodbye cabin fever – hello Brittany!

The St Peter Port water taxi, fondly known as the 'St peter Port exocet missile'

At last! After I don’t know how many weeks of staring at weather forecasts, the skies and sea states, we have started our summer cruise – just four days before mid-summer’s day. Waiting had caused Cabin Fever to set in to the point …

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